Representatives from the City of Penticton, Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen and members of the community took part in a tree planting ceremony beside Penticton City Hall. The tree commemorates the work of local government professionals for Local Government Awareness Week. (Photo courtesy of RDOS)

Penticton council members plant tree to celebrate local government

It is the 100th anniversary of the Local Government Management Association of B.C.

The City of Penticton and the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen joined communities across British Columbia on May 23 to celebrate Local Government Awareness Week.

A tree was planted in the green space beside city hall on Thursday in recognition of the local government profession and the important services they provide to the community.

Local governments play important roles in cities, including attending to matters like water and sewer services to roads and recreation.

Penticton CAO Donny Van Dyk, RDOS chair Karla Kozakevich and Penticton mayor John Vasilaki came out to dig the hole and plant the tree.

The event also commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Local Government Management Association (LGMA) in B.C., which is a group representing local government professionals.

LGMA encourages all local governments in the province to plant trees during Local Government Awareness Week from May 19 to 25.

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